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Sunday, June 5, 2011

A Cloud Forest/Through the Eyes Of The Ambivalent/2010 CD Review

 A Cloud Forest are a band from Phoenix, Arizona that has had their previous ep reviewed by this zine and plays an anarchist from of atmospheric black metal and this is a review of their self released 2010 album "Through The Eyes of The Ambivalent".

Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with a good amount of blast beats being used at times, while the keyboards have a very dark atmospheric sound that also brings an ambient feel to the music, as for the bass playing it has a very strong and powerful with some heavy riffing being used.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast black metal riffs that are very raw and melodic sounding and at times the riffing has a doom metal feel to it, while the lead guitars wen they are utilized have a very dark and melodic sound to them, as for the acoustic guitars they bring a very dark and progressive feel to the music.

Vocals are a mixture of high pitched and distorted black metal screams with some deep growls being thrown in at times and on one song there is some female vocals that  are clean singing, while the lyrics cover dark themes, as for the production it has a very dark, raw, and heavy sound to it.

In my opinion this full length album from A Cloud Forest shows a  lot of progress from their previous demo, and I can see fans of atmospheric and progressive black metal enjoying this album and it still has a very raw feel to it. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Blessed With This Curse' and "The Black Steel Of The Night". RECOMMENDED BUY.

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